A STUDY TO COMPARE THE EFFECTS OF MOTOR RELEARNING PROGRAM VERSUS ISOMETRIC STRENGTHENING EXERCISE PROGRAM IN IMPROVING UPPER LIMB FUNCTION FOLLOWING ACUTE HEMIPARETIC STROKE
Manjula S.*, Dr. P. Senthil Selvam and S. Ashfak Abdul Kader
Aim: To compare the effects of motor relearning program Vs. isometric strengthening exercise program in improving upper limb function following acute hemiparetic stroke.
To assess the effects of motor relearning program on upper limb function in acute hemiparetic stroke patients.
To assess the effects of isometric exercises on upper limb function in acute hemiparetic stroke patients.
To compare the effects of motor relearning program with isometric exercises on upper limb function in acute hemiparetic stroke patients.
Study design: Comparative study
Study type: experimental type
Sampling method: simple random sampling
Total Sample size: 20
Group A: 10 motor relearning program
Group B: 10 isometric strengthening exercise
Duration: 6 weeks
Procedure: subjects were randomly allocated into two groups. Group A received motor relearning program and Group B received isometric strengthening exercise. Both the groups were trained for one hour / day for five days a week in a six week program. Pre-test and post-test measurements was done with the Fugl – Meyer assessment scale. Result: Result would reveal that the group A which received Motor relearning program showed significant improvement in comparison to group B that received isometric exercises. Conclusion: Thus it is concluded that the motor relearning program is more significant than isometric strengthening exercise program in improving upper limb functions following an acute hemiparetic stroke.
Keywords: motor relearning program, isometric exercise, hemiparetic stroke, Haemorrhage, ischemia, Fugl-Meyer assessment.
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